Dr. Nelson M. Handal, MD

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Specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry • Male • Age 61

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Dr. Handal's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Flowers Hospital
4370 West Main Street
Dothan, AL 36305

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic
Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic
408 Healthwest Dr
Dothan, AL 36303
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    Dr. Handal's Experience

    Dr. Handal's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    Board Certifications

    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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    • ADHD Testing
    • Lab Services
    • Psychological Testing
    • QEEG (Quantitative Encephalogram)
    2
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Autism
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
    • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Mood Disorders
    • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
    • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Panic Disorder
    • Phobia
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Schizophrenia
    • Tobacco Use Disorder
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    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Universidad Mayor De San Andres, Facultad De Medicina
    Graduated in 1981

    Internship Hospital

    Syracuse Univ Hosp
    Complete in 1990

    Residency Hospital

    SUNY At Syracuse College Of Medicine
    Complete in 1994

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Complete in 1996

    Undergraduate Schools

    University Of Heidelberg
    Graduated in 1977
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Handal & Staff

    • English
    • German
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Handal's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Handal

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Handal to family and friends

    11 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Handal's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    11 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    11 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    11 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 10 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Handal
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    11 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    11 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    11 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    11 responses
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Handal accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    • Medicare
    • Principal Financial Group
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    • United Healthcare
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    Office Locations

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    Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic
    408 Healthwest Dr
    Dothan, AL 36303
    (334) 702-7222 (Office)
    (334) 702-1944 (Fax)
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes
    Experience with Dr. Handal
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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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